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Creating a Directory of UK Sound Collections: An Update - Sound and vision blog

Digital technologies have transformed the ways in which we create and store recorded sound. Until recently, sound recording and reproduction has …

Winston Churchill

The essential books for field recording and sound mapping

The best field recording booksThis is a short list of some of the books that have helped to shape and inform Cities and Memory, from how we think …

Books

A personal history of Mute Records through 10 classic albums

<b><br>Considering how diverse and rich its catalog is, it may come as a surprise that there was never a Mute master plan. Inadvertently started in 1978</b> …

Collector Not Completist

Hollertronix Vol. 8 - "Welcome To Hell" (Mad Decent, 2008)<p>Well, this is my last post here. I wanted to find something Christmassy but I guess I don't …

The Kitchen Sisters & Soundwalk – Ground Zero: A Sonic Memorial Soundwalk, narrated by Paul Auster, produced by NPR, CD published by…

<b>The Kitchen Sisters & Soundwalk –</b> <i>Ground Zero: A Sonic Memorial Soundwalk</i>, narrated by Paul Auster, produced by NPR, CD published by Oversampling Inc., NYC, 2005 | listen on Clocktower Radio<p>Featuring: voicemail messages, interviews, eyewitness accounts, live music, audio artifacts – the elevators, revolving doors, the piano bar in Windows on the World… stories and sounds from the World Trade Center and its neighborhood. |from liner notes]<p>The Soundwalk series was launched in 2005 by Stéphane …

Soundwalk

Listen: unreleased Drew Mulholland tracks

Hauntological music pioneer Drew Mulholland writes about his recent compositions: "As a composer and psychogeographer my field is to interpret the …

Cold War

Noise music is for the children: The Shoreditch Experimental Music School, 1969

My education in experimental music came in my college years. Between volunteering at the campus radio station and living in a cheap apartment …

Museum Asks Visitors To Listen To New York's Buildings

When you're walking around New York City, you probably won't find people looking up. Even the majestic main concourse of Grand Central Terminal can rarely stop a native New Yorker in her tracks.<p>But, tourists like Lidize Mora from Las Vegas are a different story.<p>"I love it! It feels like a palace. I …

Grand Central Station

Friday Mystery Object of the week #9 Answer

And the answer is… <b>The Lumiere Gramophone (HMV Model 460).</b> Well done to those of you who answered correctly!The Lumiere Gramophones were a great …

Vinyl Records

How Seville transformed itself into the cycling capital of southern Europe

Manuel Calvo bumps his Brompton folding bike along the last few metres of a quiet cobbled street in Seville’s old town, then though a narrow passage and on to a broad ringroad encircling the district. Suddenly, several lanes of cars and buses are zipping past, but Calvo pays no heed – we are on a …

Cycling

A Caught by the River Social Club | Caught by the River | Caught by the River

A bit short notice this but here goes…<p><b>Monday 2 February 2015</b><p>Caught by the River: Thames<br>London stories in words and pictures<br>at The Social, 5, Little …

England

What Do Cities Really Sound Like?

I SPEND A LARGE part of my time recording and archiving the sounds of Paris. I’m particularly interested in the relationship between sound and place …

Archives

3D Sonic Postcards Bring A New Meaning To Surround Sound

With the ubiquity of high-quality image capture tools, isn't it about time that audio caught up?<p>Given the ubiquity of mobile devices, we often take it for granted that near-instantaneous and consistently high-quality videos and still images are just a swipe away. Low quality sound from flat, tinny …

Could this desktop DIY cutting machine be the future of vinyl? - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

<b>Update, January 5: The desktop vinyl cutter has been successfully funded – and some – on Kickstarter.</b><p>The project received AUD$33,953 (£17,900) of the …

Zero books publisher leaves to start new imprint Repeater

Tariq Goddard and a number of staff and writers from Zero books have left the company and have started a new imprint, Repeater. Goddard’s new imprint …

Writing

Adventures In Sound And Music 9 October 2014

<b>Tilaye Chewaka</b> <b><br>"Tsegure Zenfalawa"</b><br>(Philips)<br>Ethiopia 7", 1975<p><b>Unknown molam track</b><br>(Diamond Phin)<br>Thailand 7"<p><b>Ream Daranoi</b> <b><br>"Fai Yen'"</b><br>(Accordion)<br>Thailand</b> …

Indian Pop

Rewired 18 December 2014

<b>Jimmy Chambers</b> <b><br>"You Can't Fight It" (Original Remastered Version)</b><br>from <i>You Can't Fight It</i><br>(Fly By Night Music)<p><b>Kaba Blon</b> <b><br>“Furu Djougou”</b><br>from <i>Balani Show</i> …

Wild Sanctuary

• Hit the » to change scene & soundscape<p>Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update …

Habitats

Wall of Sound

A resurgence of organ music in the concert hall.<p>The other day, I sat at the console of the organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles, and when I played a darkly screaming C-sharp-minor chord I was overcome by a childish glee. There is no louder sound in the musical realm than a pipe organ …

The History of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” Album Art

I had no intention of ever learning this much about Joy Division or pulsars, but because of my apt to be a law abiding citizen, I was forced to …

Raymond Gervais – 12+1=, sound installation for 13 turntables and world music records, Galerie Media, Montreal, 1976 [more info: EN | FR ]

<b>Raymond Gervais</b> – <i>12+1=</i>, sound installation for 13 turntables and world music records, Galerie Media, Montreal, 1976 [more info: EN | FR ]<p>As spotted at the exhibition <b>Get Hold of This Space (Part 1)</b>,<br>curated by Barbara Fischer and Catherine Bédard,<br>at Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, Feb. 9– April 25, 2014<br>(see YouTube trailer)

Danny McCarthy – Smallest Sounds Only, performance during Record Store Day, April 19, 2014

<b>Danny McCarthy</b> – <i>Smallest Sounds Only</i>, performance during <i>Record Store Day</i>, April 19, 2014<p>Street performance by Cork-based, Irish sound artist Danny McCarthy, who played a selection of Japanese vintage kids records on a pair of Fisher Price-looking record players. The twelve-inch LPs of Christian Marclay’s <i>Record Without A Cover</i> (the Locus Solus reissue) and <i>Sonic Vigil #6</i> (from the festival McCarthy curates), are only displayed as examples of adult music, I suppose. Who said <i>Record Store Day</i> should …

Gabriella Gordillo – Not Yogurt

<b>Gabriella Gordillo</b> – <i>Not Yogurt</i>

Emmanuelle Gibello & Myriam Bleau, performances during MusicTechFest, Paris, 22 november 2014

<b>Emmanuelle Gibello</b> & <b>Myriam Bleau</b>, performances during MusicTechFest, Paris, 22 november 2014<p>While the MusicTechFest is supposed to be a geek festival consisting in a succession of demonstrations of various gizmos under development and connected devices helped by fundraising campaigns (Nagual Sounds©, Mogees©, Turing’s Boobs and above all IanniX, etc…), the star of the show this weekend was actually a couple of performances by women composers playing around with… spintops!<p>Parisian …

Say That Again? Making Sense of Noise

NOISE IS A BALL of untied pieces of string, cut at various lengths, which we can only perceive holistically. It is a complex interweaving of fabrics, …

The History of Sound at the Movies

Cities & Memory

Following on from my previous post about field recording tips, which was a bit more on the technical side, I’ve been musing over what makes a good …

soundrycreations

Mesmerizing GIFs Use Light and Motion to Visualize Sounds

Visual artists long have been inspired by music and sound—and vice versa. Themes and concepts from one often infuse the other; well known examples …